We have been tracking two separate cold fronts this morning, which will bring colder temperatures to the Greater Lafayette area. The first boundary has already moved over northern Indiana with the second one traveling over the state this Thursday morning. The second cold front will keep cloud cover around during the first half of the day. Once it passes, cloud cover will begin to decrease and skies will turn mostly clear this evening.
Temperatures are also going to gradually fall in the wake of the second cold front. Lafayette will drop into the mid-20s by the evening commute and the area will plummet into the single digits tonight. The combination of the clearing skies and bitter temperatures may create frost early Friday. Wind chills may drop down to -10°.
Groundhog Day is looking sunny for much of the state. A high pressure system will quickly travel over the Midwest tomorrow and it well keep the area quiet throughout the day. Wind speeds will be much lighter and temperatures will struggle to rise into the lower 20s.
We are closely monitoring our next weather-making system for the weekend. Snow showers will return to Indiana on Saturday and it will continue to fall into Sunday. Forecast models are showing a chance for minor snow accumulations ( Generally: 1” to 3”), however, it is still a little too early to create a snow totals map. We will continue to watch and have more updates on Weather Blog 18.